Your plans didn’t worked out as you had hoped that they would. The weather didn’t cooperate, a friend let you down, you shared a great idea and the group responded with a clear and concise no.
Our natural mindset, as life feeds us with disappointment, is an immediate sense of despair and self-pity. Shouldn’t we realize by now that the world won’t be nicely arranged for us to be happy at every turn.
Realizing that life will inherently present us with disappointment is significant. Moving on by oneself, largely unaffected by disappointment, is critical. There are unpredictable and unwarranted positive swings awaiting us as well. Don’t forego the positive because you remained withdrawn in a lingering sense of despair.
“Things are not always as we would like them to be. There is only one way to deal with it, namely to try and be all right by oneself.” — Anna Freud —